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APPENDIX C: Clinical criteria for neurologic determination of death

Clinical criteria for neurologic determination of death 1.    PREREQUISITES •    Presence of Central Nervous System (CNS) catastrophe that is compatible with brain death.•    Absence of…

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APPENDIX B: Evaluation of Medical Suitability of Potential Donor

Medical and Behavioral History OPTN requires that the medical history includes each of the following: 1) laboratory tests and results used to identify transmissible disease, treated and untreated,…

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Intensivist-Led Management of Brain-Dead Donors Is Associated with an Increase in Organ Recovery for Transplantation

Singbartl, K., et al., Intensivist-Led Management of Brain-Dead Donors Is Associated with an Increase in Organ Recovery for Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 2011. 11: p.…

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How Tissue Helps Others

How Tissue Helps Others. RTI Donor Services [cited 2014; Available from: http://www.rtidonorservices.org/about_donation/how_tissue_helps_others.

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Reversal of donor myocardial dysfunction by triiodothyronine replacement therapy

Jeevanandam, V., B. Todd, and T. Regillo, Reversal of donor myocardial dysfunction by triiodothyronine replacement therapy. Journal of Heart Lung Transplant, 1994. 13: p. 681-87.  

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The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative: Best Practices Final Report

The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative: Best Practices Final Report, September 2003, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Special Programs, Division of Transplantation: Washington, D.C.